J.D. 1986........University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Law
B.S. 1976....... University of Wisconsin-Stout (Summa Cum Laude), Hotel and Restaurant Management
1993-Present...Tenured Professor, Department of Hospitality and Tourism, University of Wisconsin-Stout
1991-1992........Associate Dean, School of Home Economics, University of Wisconsin-Stout
1989-1993........Associate Professor, Department of Hospitality and Tourism, University of Wisconsin-Stout
1987-1989........Assistant Professor, Department of Habitational Resources, University of Wisconsin-Stout.
1986-1987........Senior Lecturer, Department of Habitational Resources, University of Wisconsin-Stout.
- International Consultant for Distance Learning
- Asynchronous Learning Expert
- Recognized for Outstanding Teaching (Educator of the Year 1996)
- Second International ALN Conference, Manhattan, NY, November 1996
- Session Presenter Educom 1996
- Presenter for Lotus Corporation, LearningSpace Applications, October 1996
- Educom 1997, Presenter for Lotus Corporation, Effective Course Design, October 199
- IBM European Education Conference, Keynote Speaker, Stuttgart, Germany, March 1998
- Paderborn University, GroupWare Conference, Paderborn, Germany, May 1998
- IBM Premiere Business Partners European Workshop, Brussels, Belgium, May 1998
- Oxford University, ALT-C98 Conference, Oxford, UK, September 1998
- Lotus Sphere 98 Berlin, Berlin Germany, Special Session, September 1998
- Educom 1998, Presenter for Lotus Corporation, Pedagogical Issues, October 1998
- Fourth International ALN Conference, Manhattan, NY, November 1998, Workshop Presenter
- IBM European Education Conference, Videoconference Presenter, Stuttgart, March 1999
- University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign, Sloan ALN Workshop, August 1999
- Oklahoma State University, Keynote Speaker/Workshop Presenter, September, 1999
- Seton Hall University
- Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
- Lotus Corporation
- IBM Corporation
- Lewis and Clark Community College
- Oxford University Kellogg College
- Nottingham Trent University
- Paderborn University
- Marriott International Corporation
- General Motors Corporation
- Moraine Park Technical College
- Indianhead Technical College
- Northcentral Technical College
- University of Central Florida
Professor Holland has been involved in asynchronous, on-line learning for several years. He began investigating and researching delivery systems and course design in 1995 when he was awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Officer's Grant to convert his Hospitality Industry Law & Liability course for on-line delivery. Professor Holland chose to use Lotus Notes as a delivery platform based on recommendations from other Sloan grant recipients. The first course enrollment was twenty (20) students and although the delivery platform was emerging, the responses from the students was overwhelmingly positive. A second offering of the course was provided the following semester and was filled well before the traditional on-campus course.
Following the initial success of this project, UW-Stout was awarded a Sloan Foundation Grant to establish an Asynchronous Learning Network for Hospitality. This project involved developing six courses for on-line delivery and one certification program. In conjunction with this grant, UW-Stout was selected to participate in a research project with Lotus Corporation to develop and test LearningSpace.
It was through this grant and project that the focus on on-line teaching and learning emerged. Although delivery tools are important in the success of any distance learning project, the most important element is the proper training of instructors and students in how to teach and learn on-line. Much of the data collected throughout the project provided insights into the on-line learning process and provided the investigators with solutions to on-line course development.
Professor Holland has been involved at a national and international level with sharing these experiences and observations. He has presented professionally for both Lotus Corporation and IBM at several international locations including a special session at the Berlin Lotus Sphere in September 1998. He has also conducted training sessions for IBM staff, Lotus Premiere Partners and faculty from campuses around the world. Professor Holland is also actively engaged in consulting projects and collaborative efforts with campuses throughout the state of Wisconsin, the US and Europe.
The latest challenge at the University of Wisconsin-Stout is their Global Hospitality Management concentration for the Hospitality and Tourism Masters Degree. This concentration will provide an on-line degree to working professionals. The degree is the result of collaboration with several international partners to provide a truly global element to the program. Students will be involved in an action learning environment and the delivery system will allow for close collaboration and information sharing.